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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 8
6th April 2021
This weekend marks the first weekend that indicates there are signs of a return to normal as the Warner Bros. movie Godzilla Vs. Kong storms into the box office with the highest debut gross since cinemas closed in March 2020.
The monster battle movie opened in America on Wednesday and has taken an incredible $48 Million until the end of Sunday night.
Also new on the box office is The Unholy which came in at 2 and The Girl Who Believes In Miracles which entered the box office at 6 with $580,000.
US box office Quickview.
Here is the North American box office top 5 breakdown 2nd - 4th April 2021
Bringing together 2 of the biggest monsters in the cinema world has re-ignited the box office in a way where others have failed and the high action special effects movie takes $48.5 Million since its opening over 5 days.
The weekend Friday to Sunday gross is $32.2 Million which is still higher than anything in recent times.
The movie is now the third biggest movie since the pandemic started needing to just beat The Croods: A New Age and Tenet which it will do, but more importantly it getting the public back in movie theatres, and with most cinemas still only at 25% capacity this is even more impressive.
And to top things off the movie has even beaten the opening gross of the 2019 movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters which managed nearly $48 Million with no pandemic closures and limitations!
Finally the movie took 80% of the total of this weeks top 15 movie.
After all the news about Godzilla Vs. Kong its easy to forget that there was also a new movie at number 2, Evan Spiliotopoulos directs Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the movie which takes a very respectable $3.2 Million over the weekend.
The movie got fairly bad reviews but the public seem to like it and its good to see a second new movie hitting the box office in the current box office climate.
Falling from number 1 to number 3 this weekend the Bob Odenkirk starring movie takes £3.07 on its second weekend of release, a 55% drop, giving the movie a total of $11.87 Million.
Disneys latest animated feature is this week at number 4, falling from number 2, with $1.4 Million, a 44% drop from last weekend.
The movie has now taken $39.5 Million after 5 weeks in cinemas, and with it also Disney+ prime that will have taken some of the box office taking from the movie.
The cat and mouse duo fall to 5 this weekend with $1.4 Million, 44% down, giving it a $39.5 Million over 6 weeks.
The movie is currently the top grossing movie in America for 2021, it will lose out that place by next weekend by Godzilla Vs. kong.
23rd March 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon continues to show its dominence on the box office as its stays at the top for another weekend while Benedict Cumberbatch is the star of The Courier which enters the chart at number 3.
With cinemas in North America starting to re-open, including two of the biggest markets New York and Los Angeles, the box office is starting to show signs of the recovery with most movies showing very little drop or significant increases with their week on week gross.
US box office Quickview
Here is the top 5 North American box office breakdown 19th - 21st March 2021
Disney rule the box office for a third weekend with their latest animated feature which takes $5.15 Million this weekend, only a 10% drop from last weekend.
North America is stating to see an increase in the number of cinemas open and the hold is no real surprise.
The movie, which is also available on Disney+ Premium Access, has now taken $23.43 Million in total at the box office.
The surprise hit the season remains at number 2 this weekend with $3.8 Million, a 7% drop from last weekend.
Kids movies on the hole have done very well during the global pandemic and this week the cat and mouse live action movie has taken $33.7 Million in total grosses over 4 weeks.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the highest new movie of the weekend at number 3 taking a debut gross of $2.12 Million.
The Doug Liman directed movie starring Tom Holland falls to number 4 this weekend with a gross of $1.92 Million, a 14% drop from last weekend.
Considering the bad reviews the movie got it has done surprisingly well and after 3 weeks of release it has grossed $9.69 Million.
Finally on the top 5 is the longest running movie of the chart which takes $620,000 over the weekend, which is incredibly a 13% increase on last weeks gross!
The movie has done amazingly well and after 17 weeks of release, all inside the top 5, it has taken $55.24 Million.
4th August 2020
As the UK box office starts to show signs of recovering fro the 3 month closure the Russel Crowe starrring Unhinged is the top new film at number 1.
It was a busy weekend for the box office as alongside the 'catalogue' re-releases there were 5 new released and the ususal spattering of older hang over movies.
Here is a break down of the top 5 movies in the UK 31st July - 2nd August 2020.
Russel Crowe stars in this dramatic thriller about a man who terrorises a woman after a seemingly innocent altercation, the movie takes £175.2K on its debut weekend.
Pixars latest animated movie drops to number 2 this week after 8 weeks on the box office with £58.9K which gives the film a total UK gross of £5.6 Million.
A new animated tale from Australia about a young boy from a werewolf family who wants to become a most fearsome creature ever.
The Alexs Stadermann directed movie takes £33.1K on its debut weekend.
Still holding its head high on its 40th anniversary re-release the Star Wars sequel takes £31.1K this weekend pushing its total to £22.9 Million in the UK.
Finally in the top 5 is this horror film directed by Keith Thomas which makes its debut on the UK box office with £30.3K.
10th July 2020
With US cinemas still showing no signs of fully re-opening due a massive surge i the COVID-19 pandemic the box office figures are still largely relying on drive-ins
This week the low budget Relic hits the top of the 'box office' on its debut with the rest of the charts moving around but the numbers are all quite small!
Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies in the US 3rd - 5th July 2020.
Directed by Natalie Erika James on her debut this low budget horror movie stars Emily Mortimer and takes $192K on its debut and is the top movie of the week.
The movie has now surely reached cult status and has been the most dominant movie during the pandemic closures and this week it moves back to number 2 with $25K.
After 10 weeks the movie has now made $1.6 Million at the US box office.
The Antoine Le directed movie is at 3 this week with $23K and after 3 weeks has taken $423K.
5 weeks in and the Lulu Wilson starring movie takes $20K for the weekend and $903K in total.
Channing Godfrey Peoples directs this movie about a black beauty pageant which takes $11K this week for a 2 week total of $70K.
28th May 2020
The UK is starting to show signs of coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown and maybe the home entertainment chart reflects this as 1917 goes back to the top and the highest new film is The call of The Wild at number 6.
Here is a breakdown of the top 7 home entertainment titles in the UK.
Sam Mendes highly praised war movie goes back to the top of the home entertainment charts on its 3rd week of release.
The movie is still the top grossing film at the UK box office for 2020 having taken £43 Million to date.
The Will Smith and Martin Lawrence buddy cop movie falls to number 2 this week after making its debut at the top.
THe movie is still the 5th top box office movie of 2020 with a gross of £16 Million.
Pixars latest movie stays at number 3 on its third weekend of release after its theatrical release was cut short and it only spent 2 weeks at the box office.
Still the movie made over £5 Million and is the 17th top film of 2020.
The final Skywalker Saga Star Wars movie is at number 4 on its 6th week of release, the film was release in 2019 but it still manages to take £18 Million in 2020 and is the 3rd top grossing film of the year.
Greta Gerwig's movie adaptation is at 5 this week on its second weekend of release, a 2019 film it is the 4th top grossing film of 2020 with £17.7 Million is box office grosses.
Highest new film of the week is at number 6, the Harrison Ford movie was released at the UK box office on 21st February 2020 where it entered at number 4.
The movies box office run was cut short but still managed to take a respectable £2.7 Million and is the 19th top film of 2020.
The critically panned Tom Hooper directed makes its home entertainment debut at number 7 this week.
The movie hit the UK box office on 20th December 2019 where it entered at number 2 with £3.2 Million.
The film didn't have a bad box office run, it spend 5 weeks on the chart and has taken nearly £12 Million, it is the 17th top grossing film of 2020 having made £4.7 Million.
Here is the top 10 home entertainment movies for the week 22nd May - 2nd June 2020.